Anthony Daniels Talks About What’s New with Threepio in ‘Episode VII’

- 09-16-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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A way back when, sometime around the initial release of Return of the Jedi, George Lucas talked about his idea for a trilogy of Star Wars trilogies, and that one of the through-lines for that trilogy would be the presence of the droids C3PO and R2D2. In fact, the story would be, in essence, told through their, uh, eyes. So when production began on Star Wars Episode VII, and rumors of the casting of original trilogy actors began, it seemed indisputable that Threepio and Artoo’s portrayers Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker, would be returning to a galaxy far, far away. In a recent interview, Daniels discussed returning to Star Wars, how he responded when director J.J. Abrams called, and why the franchise’s future will provoke feelings in fans not felt since the original trilogy’s release. (more…)

‘Star Wars’ From the Air! New Pics of X-Wings and the Falcon

- 09-12-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The lengths we’re going to in order to get these spy pics of Star Wars Episode VII is getting kind of ridiculous, wouldn’t you say? Like paparazzi at a hot celebrity wedding, some serious Star Wars fans have taken to the air to get a look at the Greenham Common set of the newest Wars movie and have revealed some insight into a major action sequence in the film. You may have already seen the photo of the half-built Millennium Falcon from the set, but that set also includes the next generation of X-Wing fighters. With all new details and paint jobs, the space ships look ready for action, and I’m guessing that we’re going to see some substantial action when Episode VII hits theaters next year.
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‘Star Wars’ Roundup – Harrison Ford is Healthy, ‘Rebels’ Sneak Peek and… Spoilers?

- 08-29-14Film, TV, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Welcome to this week’s barrage of news from the Star Wars front. This time around we’ve got a few announcements, including Harrison Ford’s return, some talking heads discussing the various new Star Wars projects, a sneak peek at one of the new Star Wars: Rebels toys and even a few possible spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VII. Read on for all the details. The spoiler stuff has been placed at the bottom, so fear not that you will tread into uncharted space. (more…)

Rian Johnson Talks ‘Star Wars’ Jitters & Practical Effects, Plus NEW SPOILERS

- 08-18-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Forget J.J. Abrams and Star Wars Episode VII! What we really want to talk about is Episode VIII! Rian Johnson, a beloved director thanks to his contributions to Breaking Bad and cult movies like Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper, was announced as the man behind the next, next chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy earlier this summer, and while he’s not going to be talking about major plot points or casting (yet), he is in a position to discuss his feelings about being thrown into such a high pressure project, and reinforcing the seemingly new aesthetic in the Star Wars universe, which is to go more practical. All that and new spoilers about Episode VII after the jump. (more…)

Latest ‘SW7′ Rumors Could Reveal New Villains and Old Heroes

- 08-15-14Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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Let’s get one thing absolutely clear:

Far as I’m concerned, ANY information regarding new Star Wars films that did not originate with a source directly connected to Disney or Lucasfilm will be treated as rumor until confirmed. That doesn’t mean leaked bits of news that pop up here and there are not necessarily accurate–only that info which cannot be traced to a reliable source should not be treated as fact.

That being said, the folks over at Latino Review have got a couple of doozies for us today. Follow me after the jump for what the Episode VII rumor mill is currently churning out:  (more…)

Check Out Mark Hamill’s Bad@$$ Beard from ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

- 08-14-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The Jedi beard is a proud tradition, one that Luke Skywalker never really got a chance to take part in because his schtick was that he was the new boy fresh of the farm and ready to rock and roll. But if you’re an older, more mature Jedi, it’s practically expected that you grow a dignified, but manly, Jedi beard, and now that Luke is a little more mature, he’s got the facial hair to prove his status as an honored elder in the new Jedi Order. And so does Luke’s portrayer Mark Hamill. (more…)

*Updated With New Picture ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ – Are These The New StormTrooper Helmets?

- 08-14-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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As tight as security has been on the set and production of Star Wars: Episode VII there have been a couple of leaks aside from the official announcements and marketing material. We recently reported on a sketch purported to be the new Stormtrooper helmet that will be used in J.J. Abrams Star Wars: Episode VII. Now some images has surfaced on the Internet showing us two distinct types of Stormtrooper helmets. (more…)

‘Star Wars VII’ Production Resumes Filming Later This Month & Stormtrooper Helmet Concept Sketch

- 08-13-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Word is making the Internet rounds that filming is about to resume later this month for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. The production came to a screeching halt when Harrison Ford was injured on set back in June. Well, not really, there was still plenty of production happening while Ford was laid up, but now it looks like Ford will be returning to the set at the end of this month. (more…)

Star Wars Rebels ‘The Machine in the Ghost’ 3-Minute Clip

- 08-12-14TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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Star Wars: Rebels is a computer animated series set five years before Episode 4: A New Hope. It is a time of strife and insurgency, as the rebel alliance is taking form in the heat of the Galactic Empire‘s ever-growing strength. Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman are executive producers on the project. According to Kinberg, it’s chock full of brand new characters introduced to the canon storyline, and will also feature a few familiar faces. The first season should run about 16 episodes and in promoting the new show, Lucasfilm Ltd. has released this 3-minute short entitled ‘The Machine In The Ghost.’ (more…)

Leaked Millennium Falcon Interiors From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Set!

- 08-12-14Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Aspry Jones

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The Millennium Falcon is a light freighter that had many names since its construction before the Clone Wars. That either makes it a classic or a piece of junk, depending on how high you rank Xibit’s ride pimping skills. Somehow or another, Lando Calrissian got his hands on it and got his hands off it – stupidly losing the property to smuggler Han Solo in a card game. We Star Wars fans know these things because the movies have been out since the late ’70’s. So we know what the ship looks like on the inside, but that was 30 years ago. This thing can’t be getting better with time, but these leaked photos from the Episode 7 set will help you decide that on your own. (more…)